Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church is excited to announce our Interim Minister, Chloë Briedé. She will be serving us after Rev. Steve’s departure for two year while we search for our next settled minister.
A life-long UU, as a child Chloë’s parents were active in a small, house UU congregation in Gallup, New Mexico. Later when she was 12 years old, her family moved to Yorktown, Virginia where they joined the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News. “Church felt like home to me.”
While attending George Mason University she joined Students for a Democratic Society. She spent a month as an community organizer in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In college she also advocated for environmental justice and allowed her to explore my spirituality. She traveled to Taiwan and studied at a Buddhist monastery.
After college, although Chloë had ministry as her eventual goal, she wanted to get exposure to the workforce while helping the world. She served with AmeriCorps and the American Red Cross before enrolling at Harvard Divinity School. After seminary she did clinical pastoral education residency where her direction to parish work became clear. “I like building long-term community relationships in a church.” She then served as an Interim Director of Religious Education and Parish Administrator at the First Parish in Hingham, MA, Old Ship Church.
Chloë lives with my partner, Div, and their dog, Dobby. “I enjoy hiking, cooking, gardening, and meeting friends in my free time. I also love to learn about astronomy, physics, and history, when I am not reading for church.”